Nature Conservation

Affiliated Organizations

Other Local Organizations

Other Resources

  • Beantree Farm
    consulting/design services, education, workshops, tours, permaculture, green building, earth/cob/straw/recycled materials building, integrated passive/active low energy/water community design, local/native foods, food security, educational staycations, na
  • Green Drinks Tucson
    Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up for a drink at informal sessions around the world known as Green Drinks.
  • Sonoran Desert Conservation Plan (Pima County)
    "What Pima County has now achieved is the integration of all natural resource protection and land use planning activities into one plan."

Local Discussion Groups

  • Green Drinks Tucson
    Every month people who work in the environmental field meet up for a drink at informal sessions around the world known as Green Drinks.

Government Relations

Articles

  • UA Earth Transformed Lecture Series
    UA Earth Transformed Lecture Series A Series of Six Lectures Exploring Our World and Ourselves Mondays, January 25 - March 7 7:00-8:00 PM UA Centennial Hall Climate change and its impacts are no longer merely abstract projections for the future. Instead, they are on-going and growing challenges for...
  • Duality in Climate Science
    Duality in Climate Science Published by Kevin Anderson blog on 2015-10-15 Original article: http://kevinanderson.info/blog/duality-in-climate-science/ by Kevin Anderson The value of science is undermined when we adopt questionable assumptions and fine-tune our analysis to conform to dominant political...
  • ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL
    Join us at this year’s 5th annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the YWCA, 525 Bonita Avenue. The Festival will showcase the many features of sustainable living in Tucson and our desert Southwest. We’re very excited about the great variety of activities...
  • Economic development: Start with a Tucson metropolitan microgrid
    Economic development: Start with a Tucson metropolitan microgrid By Terry Finefrock Special to the Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star January 23, 2015 There is great potential that electricity costs could be reduced, increases avoided, system reliability improved and recurring economic benefits provided...
  • Climate: The Crisis and the Movement
    Climate: The Crisis and the Movement by Naomi Klein & Allen White Wherein lie the roots of the climate crisis? Allen White, Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute, talks with writer and activist Naomi Klein, author of the new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, about how our economic...
  • What climate change asks of us
    What climate change asks of us: moral obligation, mobilization and crisis communication by Margaret Klein "Humans contain a great capacity to help each other, to dutifully respond to the needs of others, and to improve the world around us... When it is clear there is an emergency, and we have a vital...
  • ST July Mtg -- Tucson CAN Have Abundant Urban Food Production
    Tucson CAN Have Abundant Urban Food Production Monday, July 14, 5:30-8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Urban agriculture is becoming much more common -- in many forms, not just backyard gardens. Voters of Tucson recently...
  • What climate activists should learn from the Monterey Shale downgrade
    What climate activists should learn from the Monterey Shale downgrade by Kurt Cobb Published by Resource Insights on 2014-06-01 Original article: http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-climate-activists-should-learn.html There is an important hidden lesson for climate activists in the vast...
  • ST May Meeting: CAN MUSHROOMS SAVE THE WORLD?
    Sustainable Tucson’s May Meeting: CAN MUSHROOMS SAVE THE WORLD?   Monday, May 12, 2014,    5:30 - 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) What do human health, environmental detoxification, consumer waste recycling...
  • Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up?
    Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up? Published by Resource Insights on 2013-11-16 Original article: http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2013/11/will-real-international-energy-agency.html by Kurt Cobb It was as if the International Energy Agency were appearing on the old American...
  • ST Oct Mtg: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions
    Sustainable Tucson October Meeting: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions As Tucson begins planning to reduce its greenhouse gases...
  • ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV - Sept 9th
    Monday, September 9, 2013 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) ST September Meeting Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV Sustainable Tucson’s “Conversations with our Public...
  • A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis
    A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis by Christian Parenti, July 19, 2013 Several strands of green thinking maintain that capitalism is incapable of a sustainable relationship with non-human nature because, as an economic system, capitalism has a growth imperative while the earth is finite. One finds...
  • Desert Climate Composting Workshop - Aug 16/17
    Community garden at 901 East 12th Street, Tucson AZ Saturday - rain date or overflow second workshop Composting workshop specifically designed for dry deserts Specifically designed for dry deserts, this workshop focuses on • Low water use, conserving water for hot composting rather than dry slow •...
  • Sustainable Tucson July Film Night!
    Monday, July 8th, 5:30 - 8:00, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Sustainable Tucson will show a variety of films at our July general meeting. Included among the short and medium length topics are greening the desert, climate change in the arctic,...
  • March Against Monsanto worldwide - and in Tucson at Reid Park - May 25
    Free movie at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ March begins May 25 at 12 noon at Reid Park, 900 Randolph Way, Tucson AZ May 19 Sunday 1:30 pm - free documentary movie showing and discussion of "The World According to Monsanto" at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot...
  • Building Sustainable Cities - New York Times Conference April 25
    See the online video archive of the entire conference at nytenergyfortomorrow.com ENERGY FOR TOMORROW - BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES A NEW YORK TIMES CONFERENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH RICHARD ATTIAS AND ASSOCIATES APRIL 25, 2013 THE TIMESCENTER, NEW YORK CITY THE CONCEPT According to U.N. data, the...
  • Awakening the Dreamer workshops - Circle Tree Ranch - June 10, Sep 9, Dec 9
    Free (RSVP) at Circle Tree Ranch, 10500 E Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85749 Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream “Cultural Wisdom: The Indigenous Worldview as a Model for Social and Environmental Justice” The Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream Symposium is a profound inquiry...
  • Watershed Management Workshop at Avalon EcoVillage - May 25
    at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, AZ A Food Forest Enhancement Project within an EcoVillage Learn Stormwater Management Techniques Prevent Erosion • Reduce Runoff • Conserve Water Guest Speakers David Seibert (Conservation Director of Borderlands Habitat Restoration Initiative-BHRI,...
  • Move to Amend - Corporations Are Not People - May 10
    May 2 planning meeting at Unitarian Church, 22nd between Swan and Craycroft May 10 demonstration at Miracle Mile freeway entrance Move to Amend - Corporations Are Not People JOIN US IN A NATIONWIDE ACTION ON MAY 10TH (details below) urging Americans to take the next step in passing a CONSTITUTIONAL...
  • Local Food Summit at U of A - Gary Nabhan & Jeff Silvertooth - May 14
    at Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Local Food Summit with Gary Nabhan and Jeff Silvertooth At this working summit, participants will develop action plans for how University of Arizona entities and partners can support socially equitable, economically...
  • Cooking the Books: The True Climate Impact of Keystone XL
    Click to view/download a pdf of the full report Cooking the Books: The True Climate Impact of Keystone XL April 16, 2013 A new report out today from environmental groups shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would, if approved, be responsible for at least 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide...
  • 100% Renewable Energy - Earth Day Weekend Rally - April 20
    at Tucson Electric Power Headquarters, 88 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ (corner of Broadway and Scott, just west of 6th Ave) 100% Renewable Energy: Earth Day Weekend Rally This Saturday April 20 at 10:00 am, the Tucson Climate Action Network continues its campaign to stop TEP’s stockpiling and burning...
  • How Can Arizona Survive the Coming Dust Bowl? - Climate presentation at Milagro - May 4
    at Milagro Cohousing, 3057 N Gaia Place, Tucson, AZ Come early for a tour of Milagro at 4 pm. How Can Arizona Survive the Coming Dust Bowl? Presentation by renowned climate scientist Dr. Steve Ghan, a Fellow of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Editor-in-Chief of the Atmospheres Section...
  • A Fierce Green Fire - A Film and Panel on Green Activism - April 19
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Join us for a special post-film panel discussion on opening night, featuring local experts in the field of environmental studies! Maria Baier - Executive Director of the Sonoran Institute Roger Clark - Grand Canyon Program Director for The Grand...
  • Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal
    Sustainable Tucson needs your support to continue to present timely, interesting and informative monthly programs. With minimal financial support from the larger community we have provided continuous monthly programs for nearly seven years, drawing particularly on local talent and sustainability leaders...
  • ST May Meeting - Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change - May 13
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change Almost all the food we eat in Tucson is not grown here. It isn't even grown in Arizona. Please join us for...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Spring Semester Workshops
    For full information, go to www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops The Sonoran Permaculture Guild finishes out its Spring Semester of workshops... • The Art of Fermentation - Sunday, April 7th • Wild Foods Walkabout - Saturday, April 13th • Bee Keeping - Saturday and Sunday, April...
  • Arctic Methane: Why The Sea Ice Matters
    Arctic Methane: Why The Sea Ice Matters: An interview with four top climate scientists: Peter Wadhams, Director, Polar Ocean Physics Group, Cambridge University: Natalia Shakhova, International Arctic Research Centre; David Wasdell, Director, Apollo-Gaia; James Hansen, NASA, Goddard Institute. By Nick...
  • The End of Growth: David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin
    The End of Growth: Rubin & Suzuki From Ideas with Paul Kennedy Economist Jeff Rubin and biologist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they've been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince...
  • Money and Life / Rethinking Money - Tucson film premier - Fox Theater March 26
    at the Fox Theater, 17 West Congress Street, downtown Tucson AZ Tucson film premier of Money & Life with filmmaker Katie Teague and a presentation by Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne Please join us for a very special event on March 26, 2013 at the Fox Theatre. The Tuscon Premiere of the documentary...
  • Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability - starting March 27
    for 6 Wednesdays, near Congress & Grande, Tucson AZ Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability Discussion Course Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers "Hungry for Change", a 6-session discussion course that analyzes the connection between food, ethics, and sustainability. The goals of...
  • ST April Meeting - Power to the People: Should TEP be municipalized? - April 8
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Power to the People: Should TEP be municipalized? with guest speaker Leslie Glustrom, Research Director for Clean Energy Action, Boulder Colorado also speaking...
  • Cholla and Nopal Harvesting Workshop - April 18
    West Side Tucson near Trails End and Camino de Oeste, Tucson AZ Cholla Bud and Nopal Harvesting Workshop Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Flor de Mayo to learn how to harvest, process, preserve, and cook with cholla buds and nopales, both traditional foods of the Native Peoples of the...
  • The surprising conclusion to an important new book
    The surprising conclusion to an important new book by Herman Daly Book Review: The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and the Economic Dissolution of the West (Towards a New Economics for a Full World), by Paul Craig Roberts About the author: Dr. Roberts was educated at Georgia Tech, University of...
  • Citizens Climate Lobby monthly conference call & planning meeting - (usually) first Saturdays
    at 255 W University Blvd, Tucson AZ Groups meet at 9:45am PT / 12:45pm ET, the international conference call starts at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET. The conference call is about an hour long, and the groups meet for another hour after that to plan actions. Citizens Climate Lobby - Monthly Conference...
  • ST March Meeting - Climate Change Activism - March 11
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Climate Change Activism - Messaging and Solutions with guest speaker Julie Robinson, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University In our...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course - 5 weekends starting Feb 9
    5 weekends starting Feb 9 in Tucson AZ Sonoran Permaculture Guild 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course This Permaculture certification course covers all aspects of sustainable design with a Southwest dry lands flavor, including a balance of hands on experience, classroom time, and design practicum...
  • Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign
    Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign What would it be like without stars at night? What is it we lose? Starry night skies have given us poetry, art, music and the wonder to explore. A bright night sky (aka light pollution) affects energy consumption, health and wildlife too. Spend a few minutes...
  • TUCAN - Tucson Climate Action Network - (usually) 2nd Wednesdays
    at Pima Friends Meeting House, 931 N 5th Ave, Tucson AZ Also see: monthly conference call with Citizens Climate Lobby, and the March 2013 Sustainable Tucson meeting on Climate Change Activism March 16 thru 23 is the Stop Tar Sands Profiteers Week of Action - details at www.tarsandsblockade.org/actionweek ...
  • WMG Water Harvesting Certification Program - Feb & April
    Feb 22 - March 2 in Phoenix, and April 5-13 in Tucson AZ Water Harvesting Certification Program The Watershed Management Group's Water Harvesting Certification program is a hands-on training course that provides certification in water harvesting system design and implementation. WMG's goal is to transfer...
  • ST January 2013 Meeting - Jan 14
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Sustainable Tucson 2013 How We Can Take Action in the New Year Lots of powerful efforts are happening in Tucson and around the world to make a more sustainable and secure future. Join Sustainable Tucson...
  • Chasing Ice - special film opening at The Loft - Dec 14
    at The Loft, 3233 E Speedway, Tucson AZ Tucson Climate Action Networking starting at 7pm Chasing Ice Co-presented by the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment, featuring a special introduction by the Institute of the Environment on opening night, Friday, December 14th at 7:30 pm Tucson...
  • Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! - Public meetings Dec 8 & 10
    at Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium, 3645 East Pima St (at Dodge Blvd) Dear climate activists, As you probably know, many Tucson schools are slated for possible closure, especially on the west and southwest sides of town. Some of these schools have shown great leadership in preparing our students...
  • Tucson’s visionary Graywater Ordinance is at risk - Mayor and Council meeting at City Hall - Dec 4
    Mayor and Council regular meeting at City Hall, 255 W Alameda, Tucson AZ ACTION ITEM: Urge Mayor and Council Not to Repeal Tucson’s Graywater Ordinance In 2008, the City of Tucson passed a Residential Graywater Ordinance, mandating inclusion of graywater plumbing stub outs on all new homes built...
  • Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
    Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy by Jon Walker What I love most about this book is the feeling you get that there is hope: solutions to environmental, social and financial crises do exist, they have been tried and tested all over the planet and all...
  • The World According to Monsanto Screening
    More Than a Food Fight: Monsanto's War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy More Than A Food Fight: Monsanto’s War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy Video clips from “The World According to Monsanto”...
  • Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed - Localizing Our Food Supply - Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee - December 10
    Free and open to the public at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave, Tucson AZ (also see campus map for lots of free parking) Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed and Localizing Our Food Supply with Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee Please note special time...
  • Stop Keystone XL tar sands pipeline - 350.org & TUCAN - Nov 18 & 19
    Sunday 1 pm MST (3 pm EST) - online live stream from Washington DC Monday 12 noon at TEP corporate headquarters, 88 E Broadway Blvd, downtown Tucson AZ Action Alert - SUNDAY online - MONDAY in downtown Tucson Nov 18 Sunday 1 pm MST, live online from Washington DC 350.org is gathering outside the White...
  • More Than a Food Fight - Monsanto's War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy - film clips & discussion - Nov 30
    Free, at the Historic Y, 738 N 5th Avenue, Tucson More Than a Food Fight: Monsanto's War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy Women's International League for Peace and Freedom presents video clips from "The World According to Monsanto" and a discussion...

Meetings and Events

  • UA Earth Transformed Lecture Series
    UA Earth Transformed Lecture Series A Series of Six Lectures Exploring Our World and Ourselves Mondays, January 25 - March 7 7:00-8:00 PM UA Centennial Hall Climate change and its impacts are no longer merely abstract projections for the future. Instead, they are on-going and growing challenges for...
  • Duality in Climate Science
    Duality in Climate Science Published by Kevin Anderson blog on 2015-10-15 Original article: http://kevinanderson.info/blog/duality-in-climate-science/ by Kevin Anderson The value of science is undermined when we adopt questionable assumptions and fine-tune our analysis to conform to dominant political...
  • ENVISION TUCSON SUSTAINABLE FESTIVAL
    Join us at this year’s 5th annual Envision Tucson Sustainable Festival, October 18, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., at the YWCA, 525 Bonita Avenue. The Festival will showcase the many features of sustainable living in Tucson and our desert Southwest. We’re very excited about the great variety of activities...
  • Economic development: Start with a Tucson metropolitan microgrid
    Economic development: Start with a Tucson metropolitan microgrid By Terry Finefrock Special to the Arizona Daily Star Arizona Daily Star January 23, 2015 There is great potential that electricity costs could be reduced, increases avoided, system reliability improved and recurring economic benefits provided...
  • Climate: The Crisis and the Movement
    Climate: The Crisis and the Movement by Naomi Klein & Allen White Wherein lie the roots of the climate crisis? Allen White, Senior Fellow at the Tellus Institute, talks with writer and activist Naomi Klein, author of the new book This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs the Climate, about how our economic...
  • What climate change asks of us
    What climate change asks of us: moral obligation, mobilization and crisis communication by Margaret Klein "Humans contain a great capacity to help each other, to dutifully respond to the needs of others, and to improve the world around us... When it is clear there is an emergency, and we have a vital...
  • ST July Mtg -- Tucson CAN Have Abundant Urban Food Production
    Tucson CAN Have Abundant Urban Food Production Monday, July 14, 5:30-8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) Urban agriculture is becoming much more common -- in many forms, not just backyard gardens. Voters of Tucson recently...
  • What climate activists should learn from the Monterey Shale downgrade
    What climate activists should learn from the Monterey Shale downgrade by Kurt Cobb Published by Resource Insights on 2014-06-01 Original article: http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2014/06/what-climate-activists-should-learn.html There is an important hidden lesson for climate activists in the vast...
  • ST May Meeting: CAN MUSHROOMS SAVE THE WORLD?
    Sustainable Tucson’s May Meeting: CAN MUSHROOMS SAVE THE WORLD?   Monday, May 12, 2014,    5:30 - 8:00 pm Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, (free lower level parking off Alameda St.) What do human health, environmental detoxification, consumer waste recycling...
  • Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up?
    Will the real International Energy Agency please stand up? Published by Resource Insights on 2013-11-16 Original article: http://resourceinsights.blogspot.com/2013/11/will-real-international-energy-agency.html by Kurt Cobb It was as if the International Energy Agency were appearing on the old American...
  • ST Oct Mtg: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions
    Sustainable Tucson October Meeting: Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Investing in Local Solar Energy Solutions As Tucson begins planning to reduce its greenhouse gases...
  • ST September Mtg: Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV - Sept 9th
    Monday, September 9, 2013 5:30 pm to 8:00 pm at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, Lower Level Meeting Room, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) ST September Meeting Working Together Toward a Sustainable Community Part IV Sustainable Tucson’s “Conversations with our Public...
  • A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis
    A Radical Approach to the Climate Crisis by Christian Parenti, July 19, 2013 Several strands of green thinking maintain that capitalism is incapable of a sustainable relationship with non-human nature because, as an economic system, capitalism has a growth imperative while the earth is finite. One finds...
  • Desert Climate Composting Workshop - Aug 16/17
    Community garden at 901 East 12th Street, Tucson AZ Saturday - rain date or overflow second workshop Composting workshop specifically designed for dry deserts Specifically designed for dry deserts, this workshop focuses on • Low water use, conserving water for hot composting rather than dry slow •...
  • Sustainable Tucson July Film Night!
    Monday, July 8th, 5:30 - 8:00, Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Sustainable Tucson will show a variety of films at our July general meeting. Included among the short and medium length topics are greening the desert, climate change in the arctic,...
  • March Against Monsanto worldwide - and in Tucson at Reid Park - May 25
    Free movie at Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot Road Tucson, AZ March begins May 25 at 12 noon at Reid Park, 900 Randolph Way, Tucson AZ May 19 Sunday 1:30 pm - free documentary movie showing and discussion of "The World According to Monsanto" at the Murphy-Wilmot Public Library, 530 N Wilmot...
  • Building Sustainable Cities - New York Times Conference April 25
    See the online video archive of the entire conference at nytenergyfortomorrow.com ENERGY FOR TOMORROW - BUILDING SUSTAINABLE CITIES A NEW YORK TIMES CONFERENCE IN COLLABORATION WITH RICHARD ATTIAS AND ASSOCIATES APRIL 25, 2013 THE TIMESCENTER, NEW YORK CITY THE CONCEPT According to U.N. data, the...
  • Awakening the Dreamer workshops - Circle Tree Ranch - June 10, Sep 9, Dec 9
    Free (RSVP) at Circle Tree Ranch, 10500 E Tanque Verde Road, Tucson AZ 85749 Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream “Cultural Wisdom: The Indigenous Worldview as a Model for Social and Environmental Justice” The Awakening the Dreamer - Changing the Dream Symposium is a profound inquiry...
  • Watershed Management Workshop at Avalon EcoVillage - May 25
    at Avalon Organic Gardens & EcoVillage in Tumacácori, AZ A Food Forest Enhancement Project within an EcoVillage Learn Stormwater Management Techniques Prevent Erosion • Reduce Runoff • Conserve Water Guest Speakers David Seibert (Conservation Director of Borderlands Habitat Restoration Initiative-BHRI,...
  • Move to Amend - Corporations Are Not People - May 10
    May 2 planning meeting at Unitarian Church, 22nd between Swan and Craycroft May 10 demonstration at Miracle Mile freeway entrance Move to Amend - Corporations Are Not People JOIN US IN A NATIONWIDE ACTION ON MAY 10TH (details below) urging Americans to take the next step in passing a CONSTITUTIONAL...
  • Local Food Summit at U of A - Gary Nabhan & Jeff Silvertooth - May 14
    at Student Union Memorial Center, South Ballroom, University of Arizona, Tucson AZ Local Food Summit with Gary Nabhan and Jeff Silvertooth At this working summit, participants will develop action plans for how University of Arizona entities and partners can support socially equitable, economically...
  • Cooking the Books: The True Climate Impact of Keystone XL
    Click to view/download a pdf of the full report Cooking the Books: The True Climate Impact of Keystone XL April 16, 2013 A new report out today from environmental groups shows that the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline would, if approved, be responsible for at least 181 million metric tons of carbon dioxide...
  • 100% Renewable Energy - Earth Day Weekend Rally - April 20
    at Tucson Electric Power Headquarters, 88 E Broadway Blvd, Tucson AZ (corner of Broadway and Scott, just west of 6th Ave) 100% Renewable Energy: Earth Day Weekend Rally This Saturday April 20 at 10:00 am, the Tucson Climate Action Network continues its campaign to stop TEP’s stockpiling and burning...
  • How Can Arizona Survive the Coming Dust Bowl? - Climate presentation at Milagro - May 4
    at Milagro Cohousing, 3057 N Gaia Place, Tucson, AZ Come early for a tour of Milagro at 4 pm. How Can Arizona Survive the Coming Dust Bowl? Presentation by renowned climate scientist Dr. Steve Ghan, a Fellow of the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, and Editor-in-Chief of the Atmospheres Section...
  • A Fierce Green Fire - A Film and Panel on Green Activism - April 19
    at The Loft Cinema, 3233 East Speedway Blvd, Tucson AZ Join us for a special post-film panel discussion on opening night, featuring local experts in the field of environmental studies! Maria Baier - Executive Director of the Sonoran Institute Roger Clark - Grand Canyon Program Director for The Grand...
  • Sustainable Tucson Community Fundraising Appeal
    Sustainable Tucson needs your support to continue to present timely, interesting and informative monthly programs. With minimal financial support from the larger community we have provided continuous monthly programs for nearly seven years, drawing particularly on local talent and sustainability leaders...
  • ST May Meeting - Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change - May 13
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Food Resilience in the Time of Global Climate Change Almost all the food we eat in Tucson is not grown here. It isn't even grown in Arizona. Please join us for...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - Spring Semester Workshops
    For full information, go to www.sonoranpermaculture.org/courses-and-workshops The Sonoran Permaculture Guild finishes out its Spring Semester of workshops... • The Art of Fermentation - Sunday, April 7th • Wild Foods Walkabout - Saturday, April 13th • Bee Keeping - Saturday and Sunday, April...
  • Arctic Methane: Why The Sea Ice Matters
    Arctic Methane: Why The Sea Ice Matters: An interview with four top climate scientists: Peter Wadhams, Director, Polar Ocean Physics Group, Cambridge University: Natalia Shakhova, International Arctic Research Centre; David Wasdell, Director, Apollo-Gaia; James Hansen, NASA, Goddard Institute. By Nick...
  • The End of Growth: David Suzuki & Jeff Rubin
    The End of Growth: Rubin & Suzuki From Ideas with Paul Kennedy Economist Jeff Rubin and biologist David Suzuki might seem an unlikely pairing. But they've been touring Canada together, talking about the natural limits to growth from their very different perspectives. We listen in as they try to convince...
  • Money and Life / Rethinking Money - Tucson film premier - Fox Theater March 26
    at the Fox Theater, 17 West Congress Street, downtown Tucson AZ Tucson film premier of Money & Life with filmmaker Katie Teague and a presentation by Bernard Lietaer and Jacqui Dunne Please join us for a very special event on March 26, 2013 at the Fox Theatre. The Tuscon Premiere of the documentary...
  • Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability - starting March 27
    for 6 Wednesdays, near Congress & Grande, Tucson AZ Hungry for Change: Food, Ethics, & Sustainability Discussion Course Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture offers "Hungry for Change", a 6-session discussion course that analyzes the connection between food, ethics, and sustainability. The goals of...
  • ST April Meeting - Power to the People: Should TEP be municipalized? - April 8
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Power to the People: Should TEP be municipalized? with guest speaker Leslie Glustrom, Research Director for Clean Energy Action, Boulder Colorado also speaking...
  • Cholla and Nopal Harvesting Workshop - April 18
    West Side Tucson near Trails End and Camino de Oeste, Tucson AZ Cholla Bud and Nopal Harvesting Workshop Join Baja Arizona Sustainable Agriculture and Flor de Mayo to learn how to harvest, process, preserve, and cook with cholla buds and nopales, both traditional foods of the Native Peoples of the...
  • The surprising conclusion to an important new book
    The surprising conclusion to an important new book by Herman Daly Book Review: The Failure of Laissez Faire Capitalism and the Economic Dissolution of the West (Towards a New Economics for a Full World), by Paul Craig Roberts About the author: Dr. Roberts was educated at Georgia Tech, University of...
  • Citizens Climate Lobby monthly conference call & planning meeting - (usually) first Saturdays
    at 255 W University Blvd, Tucson AZ Groups meet at 9:45am PT / 12:45pm ET, the international conference call starts at 10:00 am PT / 1:00 pm ET. The conference call is about an hour long, and the groups meet for another hour after that to plan actions. Citizens Climate Lobby - Monthly Conference...
  • ST March Meeting - Climate Change Activism - March 11
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown Tucson (in the large lower-level meeting room, free lower-level parking off Alameda St) Climate Change Activism - Messaging and Solutions with guest speaker Julie Robinson, Center for Climate Change Communication, George Mason University In our...
  • Sonoran Permaculture Guild - 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course - 5 weekends starting Feb 9
    5 weekends starting Feb 9 in Tucson AZ Sonoran Permaculture Guild 18th Annual Permaculture Design Course This Permaculture certification course covers all aspects of sustainable design with a Southwest dry lands flavor, including a balance of hands on experience, classroom time, and design practicum...
  • Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign
    Worldwide GLOBE at Night 2013 Campaign What would it be like without stars at night? What is it we lose? Starry night skies have given us poetry, art, music and the wonder to explore. A bright night sky (aka light pollution) affects energy consumption, health and wildlife too. Spend a few minutes...
  • TUCAN - Tucson Climate Action Network - (usually) 2nd Wednesdays
    at Pima Friends Meeting House, 931 N 5th Ave, Tucson AZ Also see: monthly conference call with Citizens Climate Lobby, and the March 2013 Sustainable Tucson meeting on Climate Change Activism March 16 thru 23 is the Stop Tar Sands Profiteers Week of Action - details at www.tarsandsblockade.org/actionweek ...
  • WMG Water Harvesting Certification Program - Feb & April
    Feb 22 - March 2 in Phoenix, and April 5-13 in Tucson AZ Water Harvesting Certification Program The Watershed Management Group's Water Harvesting Certification program is a hands-on training course that provides certification in water harvesting system design and implementation. WMG's goal is to transfer...
  • ST January 2013 Meeting - Jan 14
    at Joel D. Valdez Main Library, 101 N. Stone, Downtown (free lower level parking off Alameda St) Sustainable Tucson 2013 How We Can Take Action in the New Year Lots of powerful efforts are happening in Tucson and around the world to make a more sustainable and secure future. Join Sustainable Tucson...
  • Chasing Ice - special film opening at The Loft - Dec 14
    at The Loft, 3233 E Speedway, Tucson AZ Tucson Climate Action Networking starting at 7pm Chasing Ice Co-presented by the University of Arizona’s Institute of the Environment, featuring a special introduction by the Institute of the Environment on opening night, Friday, December 14th at 7:30 pm Tucson...
  • Stop TUSD closing eco-schools before Dec 20th ! - Public meetings Dec 8 & 10
    at Catalina Magnet High School Auditorium, 3645 East Pima St (at Dodge Blvd) Dear climate activists, As you probably know, many Tucson schools are slated for possible closure, especially on the west and southwest sides of town. Some of these schools have shown great leadership in preparing our students...
  • Tucson’s visionary Graywater Ordinance is at risk - Mayor and Council meeting at City Hall - Dec 4
    Mayor and Council regular meeting at City Hall, 255 W Alameda, Tucson AZ ACTION ITEM: Urge Mayor and Council Not to Repeal Tucson’s Graywater Ordinance In 2008, the City of Tucson passed a Residential Graywater Ordinance, mandating inclusion of graywater plumbing stub outs on all new homes built...
  • Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy
    Review: The Resilience Imperative: Cooperative Transitions to a Steady State Economy by Jon Walker What I love most about this book is the feeling you get that there is hope: solutions to environmental, social and financial crises do exist, they have been tried and tested all over the planet and all...
  • The World According to Monsanto Screening
    More Than a Food Fight: Monsanto's War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy More Than A Food Fight: Monsanto’s War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy Video clips from “The World According to Monsanto”...
  • Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed - Localizing Our Food Supply - Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee - December 10
    Free and open to the public at Pima Community College downtown, Amethyst Room, 1255 N Stone Ave, Tucson AZ (also see campus map for lots of free parking) Collaborative Redesign of the Sonoran Desert Foodshed and Localizing Our Food Supply with Gary Nabhan and Michael Brownlee Please note special time...
  • Stop Keystone XL tar sands pipeline - 350.org & TUCAN - Nov 18 & 19
    Sunday 1 pm MST (3 pm EST) - online live stream from Washington DC Monday 12 noon at TEP corporate headquarters, 88 E Broadway Blvd, downtown Tucson AZ Action Alert - SUNDAY online - MONDAY in downtown Tucson Nov 18 Sunday 1 pm MST, live online from Washington DC 350.org is gathering outside the White...
  • More Than a Food Fight - Monsanto's War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy - film clips & discussion - Nov 30
    Free, at the Historic Y, 738 N 5th Avenue, Tucson More Than a Food Fight: Monsanto's War Against Food Security, the Environment, Local Farmers, Local Economies, and Democracy Women's International League for Peace and Freedom presents video clips from "The World According to Monsanto" and a discussion...